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2,552 30,060 Newbie from Uniontown,Ohio
by jasoninsd
Mar 6, 2021 11:12:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing - 1 Viewing

Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

148 1,332 Registration problem
by Tommy
Mar 3, 2021 19:58:40 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 22 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

4,953 61,205 Reading material
by quartzilla
Mar 6, 2021 11:06:21 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 3 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,560 48,713 Out of polish March2021
by greig
Mar 6, 2021 11:47:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

11,044 147,314 Three in progress from last night
by miket
Mar 6, 2021 10:57:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 1 Viewing

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

4,780 58,919 Graveyard Point wrap
by miket
Mar 6, 2021 5:49:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 3 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

915 12,812 Stone orientation...any opinions?
by stardiamond
Mar 6, 2021 12:08:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

334 4,673 River Stone Sculptures by Xiang Duan
by rickb
Mar 3, 2021 8:28:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc. - 1 Viewing

Show off your finished creations, or on-going projects, using various materials or methods that exercise your creativity and expand your lapidary skills, while inspiring others to grow with you

1,632 24,666 Fridge magnets
by standles
Feb 27, 2021 21:58:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

102 1,475 Faceted rose-cut tigereye in a realistic eye design
by agatemaggot
Feb 17, 2021 19:29:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

149 2,618 Meteorite Spheres
by Brian
Feb 24, 2021 9:13:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 2 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for lapidary specific posts that are deemed exceptional and informative, and important to be preserved as a topic specific article or DIY tutorial. Please do not post questions in these areas - posts are created here as topic specific tutorials or moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Tutorials, Metal Smithing Tutorials, Other Articles and Tutorials

100 2,900 Tumbling in 6 inch Schedule 40 PVC Barrels
by jamesp
Jan 9, 2021 19:13:04 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

524 4,298 Which Elements Will Never Be Made By Our Sun?
by stephan
Mar 5, 2021 23:31:49 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 7 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

13,307 143,765 Stumbled Upon While Hounding
by jasoninsd
Mar 6, 2021 11:25:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 6 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

5,998 61,789 Back to work
by stephan
Mar 6, 2021 10:29:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 1 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


1,826 22,803 Expanding the home built grinder from 6 to 10 wheels
by aGates
Mar 6, 2021 9:21:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 3 Viewing

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

3,423 38,671 GOT COPROLITE???
by RWA3006
Mar 6, 2021 11:59:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 4 Viewing

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,117 11,959 Spearheads by rickb the master
by mjflinty
Mar 5, 2021 18:56:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

2,844 23,568 Blue-ish stone identification - SOLVED: BLUE AVENTURINE
by rockfrog
Feb 27, 2021 13:20:09 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,896 136,072 Hawk
by jasoninsd
Mar 5, 2021 21:53:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests - 2 Viewing

Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

768 24,755 RTH Cabochon SKILLS challenge, Mar 2021
by miket
Mar 6, 2021 10:15:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 13 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,675 31,802 Reccomendations for SE US shows
by standles
Mar 6, 2021 11:08:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,323 10,840 Johnson Brothers Lapidary. I should have listened..
by rockjunquie
Mar 6, 2021 11:10:45 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 5 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,398 28,339 Moroccan geodes small jewelry size
by tkvancil
Mar 6, 2021 12:37:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 4 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

11,907 160,077 Americans Avoiding Corona....
by stephan
Mar 6, 2021 11:34:53 GMT -5


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rickb: (insane) Neanderthal thinking is no longer allowed Mar 3, 2021 18:54:09 GMT -5 *
1dave: The snowflakes will never fit in the Big Boy Pants. Mar 3, 2021 20:07:36 GMT -5
rickb: they will fit in a Jeep Cherokee uh, Jeep Whatever Mar 4, 2021 8:08:06 GMT -5 *
Wooferhound: Coworkers bought me a Timex for my birthday. I guess they misunderstood when I said, "I wanna watch"! Mar 4, 2021 9:36:58 GMT -5
Wooferhound: The Watched Tumbler Never Shines Mar 4, 2021 23:15:36 GMT -5
rickb: be a tumbler not a fumbler Mar 5, 2021 8:44:00 GMT -5
1dave: I sigh for a cipher, for I sigh for thee. Let not my sigh as a mere sigh go, for I sigh for thee, my cipher, I sigh for thee so! Mar 5, 2021 11:40:00 GMT -5 *
rickb: Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptrA-e5abYE Mar 5, 2021 12:24:33 GMT -5
1dave: Why bother to enter-tain when it is to so much more satisfying to drop kick exit-tain? Mar 5, 2021 14:13:49 GMT -5
1dave: Do you know Ube? Ube who? Ube Ugly. Mar 5, 2021 15:12:04 GMT -5
amygdule: You are what you is Mar 5, 2021 18:15:23 GMT -5
1dave: I NEED a more efficient method for devouring a ton of chocolate. Mar 5, 2021 18:49:48 GMT -5
amygdule: Nancy Said, Ronnie you have Dementia. OK Mom. Mar 5, 2021 22:35:11 GMT -5
amygdule: I am going to collect more Rocks to build more Wall. Mar 5, 2021 22:57:44 GMT -5
amygdule: Math Question: How many yards3 of Rocks does it take to build a wall 3 feet tall, 2 feet thick, 100 feet long ? Mar 5, 2021 23:16:00 GMT -5 *
parfive: Prolly just one . . . Tony’s. Mar 5, 2021 23:27:32 GMT -5
Benathema: 22.2 yards^3 Mar 6, 2021 4:48:57 GMT -5
Benathema: Minus some for mortar. Mar 6, 2021 4:49:37 GMT -5
Benathema: and pestle. Mar 6, 2021 4:49:42 GMT -5
Wooferhound: A Wall that big would be exactly One Yard Mar 6, 2021 9:12:54 GMT -5